Programming Windows Azure

Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Author: Sriram Krishnan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449390609

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 8662

Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features Choose to write application code in .NET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby Understand the various options for managing your service Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance

Programming Microsoft's Clouds

Windows Azure and Office 365

Author: Thomas Rizzo,Michiel van Otegem,Zoiner Tejada,Razi bin Rais,Darrin Bishop,George Durzi,David Mann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236556

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 1662

A detailed look at a diverse set of Cloud topics, particularly Azure and Office 365 More and more companies are realizing the power and potential of Cloud computing as a viable way to save energy and money. This valuable book offers an in-depth look at a wide range of Cloud topics unlike any other book on the market. Examining how Cloud services allows users to pay as they go for exactly what they use, this guide explains how companies can easily scale their Cloud use up and down to fit their business requirements. After an introduction to Cloud computing, you'll discover how to prepare your environment for the Cloud and learn all about Office 365 and Azure. Examines a diverse range of Cloud topics, with special emphasis placed on how Cloud computing can save businesses energy and money Shows you how to prepare your environment for the Cloud Addresses Office 365, including infrastructure services, SharePoint 2010 online, SharePoint online development, Exchange online development, and Lync online development Discusses working with Azure, including setting it up, leveraging Blob storage, building Azure applications, programming, and debugging Offers advice for deciding when to use Azure and when to use Office 365 and looks at hybrid solutions between Azure and Office 365 Tap into the potential of Azure and Office 365 with this helpful resource.

Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups

Author: Riccardo Becker

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849685610

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 2595

This book follows a step-by-step approach with clear transparent instructions, screenshots and code samples. This book is intended for Microsoft .NET developers who want to leverage the power of cloud and build a brand new service from scratch; it assumes a basic understanding of the .NET framework and C#.

Windows Azure Step by Step

Author: Roberto Brunetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735649729

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 3554

Provides information on developing cloud-based applications on the Windows Azure Platform.

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

SQL Server in the Cloud

Author: Scott Klein,Herve Roggero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243961

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 3921

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure

Windows Azure Platform

Author: Tejaswi Redkar,Tony Guidici

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430235640

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 3049

The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright—if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before. It’s widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providing new ways to both store and process data. The basic concepts of the cloud are now well understood throughout the industry. What is much less well understood, and the primary focus of this book, is how the the Windows Azure technology can be applied in real-world scenarios and made to work for you. This book answers those questions, demonstrating how all the features of Windows Azure—both old and new—can be put to work. By the time you’re done reading, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Windows Azure services of your own. The book, like the Azure platform itself, is divided into three key parts—Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric. Each of these plays a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud applications as well as hybrid architectures that fit in alongside your business' existing systems. Pro Windows Azure Platform, Second Edition is a down-to-earth, code-centric book that shows precisely how the all the components of Windows Azure are employed, and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you'll need to put them to work.

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

Author: Haishi Bai

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509307117

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 8754

Build, operate, and orchestrate scalable microservices applications in the cloud This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you’ll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability Improve management efficiency via scripting Configure network security and other advanced cluster settings Collect diagnostic data, and use Azure Operational Management Suite to interpret it Integrate microservices components developed in parallel Use containers to mobilize applications for failover, replication, scaling, and load balancing Streamline containerization with Docker in Linux and Windows environments Orchestrate containers to schedule workloads and maintain services at desired states Implement proven design patterns for common cloud application workloads Balance throughput, latency, scalability, and cost

Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Boris Scholl,Trent Swanson,Daniel Fernandez

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134218612

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 699

Book + Content Update Program “Beyond just describing the basics, this book dives into best practices every aspiring microservices developer or architect should know.” —Foreword by Corey Sanders, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure Microservice-based applications enable unprecedented agility and ease of management, and Docker containers are ideal for building them. Microsoft Azure offers all the foundational technology and higher-level services you need to develop and run any microservices application. Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure brings together essential knowledge for creating these applications from the ground up, or incrementally deconstructing monolithic applications over time. The authors draw on their pioneering experience helping to develop Azure’s microservices features and collaborating with Microsoft product teams who’ve relied on microservices architectures for years. They illuminate the benefits and challenges of microservices development and share best practices all developers and architects should know. You’ll gain hands-on expertise through a detailed sample application, downloadable at github.com/flakio/flakio.github.io. Step by step, you’ll walk through working with services written in Node.js, Go, and ASP.NET 5, using diverse data stores (mysql, elasticsearch, block storage). The authors guide you through using Docker Hub as a service registry, and Microsoft Azure Container service for cluster management and service orchestration. Coverage includes: Recognizing how microservices architectures are different, and when they make sense Understanding Docker containers in the context of microservices architectures Building, pulling, and layering Docker images Working with Docker volumes, containers, images, tags, and logs Using Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, and Docker Networks Creating Docker hosts using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager, the command line, docker-machine, or locally via Docker toolbox Establishing development and DevOps environments to support microservices applications Making the most of Docker’s continuous delivery options Using Azure’s cluster and container orchestration capabilities to operate and scale containerized microservices applications with maximum resilience Monitoring microservices applications with Azure Diagnostics, Visual Studio Application Insights, and Microsoft Operations Management Suite Developing microservices applications faster and more effectively with Azure Service Fabric An extensive sample application demonstrating the microservices concepts discussed throughout the book is available online In addition, this book is part of InformIT’s exciting new Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements! As significant updates are made to Docker and Azure, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies. As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup. How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.

Programming for the Internet of Things

Using Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT Suite

Author: Dawid Borycki

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 150930214X

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 3705

Rapidly implement Internet of Things solutions Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming, you will also be ready to write code for revolutionizing devices and robots. You don’t need to be an expert in low-level programming to benefit from this book. It explains basic concepts and programming techniques before diving into the more complicated topics. Each of the book’s chapters and appendices contains a suitable level of detail to help you quickly master device programming. MCP Dawid Borycki shows you how to: Build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that target interconnected embedded devices Design and implement background apps for seamless integration with hardware components Use intrinsic UWP functionality to detect and track human faces Build artificial auditory, visual, and learning systems Process audio signals to blink LEDs to the rhythm of music Use OpenCV to develop custom image-processing algorithms Communicate with external devices by using serial, USB, Wi-Fi, and AllJoyn connectivity Design and implement applications to control DC, stepper, and servo motors for robotics Use Microsoft Cognitive Services to detect human emotions Build predictive analysis and preventive maintenance systems by using the Azure IoT Suite

Programming WCF Services

Design and Build Maintainable Service-Oriented Systems

Author: Juval Lowy,Michael Montgomery

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491918993

Category: Computers

Page: 1018

View: 8434

Programming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft’s unified platform for developing modern, service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this guide provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills you need for building maintainable, extensible, and reusable WCF-based applications. Authors Juval Löwy—one of the world’s top .NET experts—and Michael Montgomery have revised this edition to include the productivity-enhancing features of .NET Framework 4.6, along with the latest WCF ideas and techniques. By teaching you the why and the how of WCF programming, this book will help you master WCF and make you a better software engineer. Learn WCF’s architecture and essential building blocks, including key concepts such as reliability and transport sessions Use built-in features such as service contracts, instance and concurrency management, transactions, queued services, and security Increase the quality of your WCF services by using design options, tips, and best practices in Löwy’s ServiceModelEx framework Understand the rationale behind particular design decisions, and rarely understood aspects of WCF development Learn why Azure Service Fabric is the killer app for modern DevOps

Odata Programming Cookbook for . Net Developers

Author: Steven Cheng

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849685932

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 1279

A fast track example- driven guide with clear instructions and details for OData programming with .NET Framework.

Exam Ref 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services (MCSD)

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Author: William Ryan,Wouter de Kort,Shane Milton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735677395

Category: Computers

Page: 425

View: 7453

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Accessing data Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework Designing and implementing WCF Services Creating and consuming Web API-based services Deploying web applications and services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

AZURE IN ACTION

Author: Chris Hay,Brian H. Prince

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788177229776

Category:

Page: 488

View: 1300

Special Features: · Data storage and manipulation· Using message queues· Deployment and management· Azure's data model About The Book: Azure in Action is a fast-paced tutorial that introduces cloud development and the Azure platform. The book starts with the logical and physical architecture of an Azure app, and quickly moves to the core storage services-BLOB storage, tables, and queues. Then, it explores designing and scaling frontend and backend services that run in the cloud. Through clear, crisp examples, you'll discover all facets of Azure, including the development fabric, web roles, worker roles, BLOBs, table storage, queues, and more.This book requires basic C# skills. No prior exposure to cloud development or Azure is needed.

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud

Author: Danny Garber,Jamal Malik,Adam Fazio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874974X

Category: Computers

Page: 229

View: 2968

An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure in Azure Serving as a critical resource for anyone responsible for strategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloud infrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid IT and how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world of emerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft concept of a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and what benefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloud Examines a cloud management platform and discusses why it is necessary Walks you through the different kinds of solutions for IT problems that may arise Places a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency, availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions to prevent system failure and data loss Covers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as well as using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance of the hybrid cloud Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a better understanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those clouds should be implemented, and how they impact business.

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Author: Mitch Tulloch

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735682895

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 1804

We’re thrilled to share another free ebook with you: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody. Here are the download links: Download the PDF (6.37 MB; 130 pages) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF Download the EPUB (8.46 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB Download the MOBI (12.8 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/MOBI Download the code samples (6.83 KB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/CompContent Get a head start evaluating Windows Azure - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch. This guide introduces the latest features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Topics include: Understanding Windows Azure Windows Azure Compute Services Windows Azure Network Services Windows Azure Data Services Windows Azure App Services Getting Started with Windows Azure

Windows Azure SQL Database Step by Step

Author: Leonard G. Lobel,Eric D. Boyd

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133989372

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2578

Your hands-on guide to Azure SQL Database fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure SQL Database. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Azure, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Perform Azure setup and configuration Explore design and security considerations Use programming and reporting services Migrate data Backup and sync data Work with scalability and high performance Understand the differences between SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Introducing Windows Azure

Author: Henry Li

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224703

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 8904

Windows Azure is Microsoft's next-generation cloud-computing operating system and is designed to provide companies with new business opportunities as they migrate toward hosted services. Introducing Microsoft Azure provides all the information developers need to get started with this technology and apply it across a range of situations. Presented in a clear, concise manner, this book provides a carefully measured learning curve for surmounting the architectural and coding challenges that need to be faced when building a well-balanced Windows Azure service.

Cloud Computing For Dummies

Author: Judith Hurwitz,Robin Bloor,Marcia Kaufman,Fern Halper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470597429

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4253

The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.